SR-NASD-2002-176

Proposed Rule Change and Renewal on Pilot Basis of NASD Rule 7010(k) Relating to Fees for the Trade Reporting and Compliance Engine (TRACE)

NASD has filed with the SEC a proposed rule change to amend NASD Rule 7010(k) relating to fees for the Trade Reporting and Compliance Engine ("TRACE") prior to the expiration of the pilot program for fees on December 28, 2002. NASD is proposing to extend the pilot program for TRACE fees to February 28, 2003 and to modify the pilot effective January 1, 2003. As a result of the proposed rule change, the current fee structure would remain in effect to December 31, 2002. In addition, NASD is proposing technical revisions to Rule 7010(k) to replace references to "the Association" with "NASD."